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A Dictionary of Contemporary World History

A Dictionary of Contemporary World History (5 ed.)   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2019
Subject:
History, Contemporary History (post 1945)
Length:
995,653 words
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‘Concise, current information … highly recommended’ – Choice, the magazine of the American Library Association Over 2,800 entries The authoritative dictionary provides ... More
Eminent Chinese of the Qing Period

Eminent Chinese of the Qing Period (Rev)   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2019
Subject:
History, modern history (1700 to 1945)
Length:
869,070 words
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2
More than 800 entries This much-loved work was produced under the auspices of the Library of Congress, and published by the US Government Printing Office during World War II. Its ... More
The Oxford Encyclopedia of African Historiography: Methods and Sources

The Oxford Encyclopedia of African Historiography: Methods and Sources   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2019
Subject:
History, Regional and National History, Archaeology
Length:
931,216 words
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The difficulties of exploring African history, especially for earlier periods, have spurred the development of a wide range of methodologies and approaches, such that Wyatt McGaffey once ... More
The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Urban History

The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Urban History   Reference library

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2019
Subject:
History, Contemporary History (post 1945)
Length:
987,638 words
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95
The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Urban History synthesizes three generations of urban historical scholarship, providing a thematic and chronological overview of American ... More
The Oxford Encyclopedia of Mexican History and Culture

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Mexican History and Culture   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2019
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
1.31 million words
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Over 120 scholarly articles This work provides a compendium of the best available scholarship on Mexico’s rich history and culture. An international group of leading authors, ... More
The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity

The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2018
Subject:
History, Ancient history (non-classical to 500 CE), Classical studies
Length:
1.48 million words
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Over 5,000 entries The first comprehensive, multi-disciplinary reference work covering every aspect of history, culture, religion, and life in Europe, the Mediterranean, and the ... More
Berkshire Dictionary of Chinese Biography (Volume 4)

Berkshire Dictionary of Chinese Biography (Volume 4)   Reference library

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
History, Regional and National History, Social sciences, Regional and Area Studies
Length:
203,238 words
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140
Over 100 entries The fourth volume of the Berkshire Dictionary of Chinese Biography covers the years 1979-2015, providing a riveting new way to understand twenty-first-century ... More
Berkshire Encyclopedia of China

Berkshire Encyclopedia of China   Reference library

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
800 entries With its coverage of environmental issues, global economics, online communications, and the latest political developments, this Encyclopedia is truly a 21st-century ... More
Berkshire Encyclopedia of World History

Berkshire Encyclopedia of World History (2 ed.)   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
History
Length:
1.38 million words
580 entries From the big bang to the 21st century, this renowned encyclopedia provides an integrated view of human and universal history. Eminent scholars examine environmental ... More
Dictionary of Caribbean and Afro–Latin American Biography

Dictionary of Caribbean and Afro–Latin American Biography   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
2.18 million words
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From Toussaint L’Ouverture to Pelé, the Dictionary of Caribbean and Afro-Latin American Biography will provide a comprehensive overview of the lives of Caribbeans and Afro-Latin Americans ... More
Dictionary Plus History

Dictionary Plus History   Quick reference

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
History
Length:
46,149 words
This dictionary comprises authoritative, highly accessible entries on notable eras, events, and individuals that have shaped our history. These entries are supplementary to other history ... More
The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of the American Enlightenment

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of the American Enlightenment   Reference library

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015
Over 500 entries The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of the American Enlightenment is the first reference work on this key subject in early American history. With ... More
A Dictionary of British History

A Dictionary of British History (3 ed.)   Quick reference

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
513,029 words
‘The book is packed with interest to the final page’ – The Independent Over 3,800 entries Written by over 100 specialist ... More
A Dictionary of World History

A Dictionary of World History (3 ed.)   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
History
Length:
569,229 words
Illustration(s):
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Over 4,000 entries This wide-ranging dictionary contains a wealth of information on all aspects of history, from prehistory right up to the present day. Accessible, clear, and ... More
The Oxford Companion to British History

The Oxford Companion to British History (2 ed.)   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
1.06 million words
Over 4,500 entries First published in 1997, under the editorship of the late John Cannon and in consultation with over 100 distinguished contributors, this Companion describes ... More
The Berkshire Dictionary of Chinese Biography

The Berkshire Dictionary of Chinese Biography   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
History, Regional and National History, Social sciences, Regional and Area Studies
Length:
619,167 words
Illustration(s):
305
Over 130 entries This publication, the first of its kind since 1898, represents the work of more than one hundred internationally recognized experts from ... More
Dynasties of the World

Dynasties of the World (2 ed.)   Quick reference

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
History
Length:
78,695 words
Over 260 entries From Horus Aha, first king of Egypt, to Willem-Alexander, the new king of the Netherlands, this unique reference resource charts five ... More
The Oxford Companion to Classical Civilization

The Oxford Companion to Classical Civilization (2 ed.)   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Classical studies, History
Length:
704,237 words
Illustration(s):
137
Over 700 entries For over 2,000 years the civilizations of ancient Greece and Rome have captivated our collective imagination and provided inspiration for so many aspects of our ... More
The Oxford Companion to World War II

The Oxford Companion to World War II   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
History, Military History, Social sciences, Warfare and Defence
Length:
987,971 words
Illustration(s):
245
This online edition was reviewed and selectively updated by the original editors in 2011. Written by more than 140 specialist contributors from Italy, Germany, and Japan, as well ... More
The Grove Encyclopedia of Medieval Art and Architecture

The Grove Encyclopedia of Medieval Art and Architecture   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Art & Architecture, History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
Length:
3.27 million words
Illustration(s):
637
Over 2,030 entries The Grove Encyclopedia of Medieval Art and Architecture offers unparalleled coverage of all aspects of art and architecture from Medieval Western ... More
The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Cultural and Intellectual History

The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Cultural and Intellectual History   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013
Subject:
History, Regional and National History, Social sciences
Length:
710,219 words
Over 700 entries The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Cultural and Intellectual History offers a record of the nation’s values, aspirations, anxieties, and beliefs as expressed in ... More
The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Military and Diplomatic History

The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Military and Diplomatic History   Reference library

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013
Over 450 entries The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Military and Diplomatic History offers both assessment and analysis of the key episodes, issues and actors in ... More
The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Social History

The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Social History   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013
Over 450 entries Over the past forty years, social historians have drawn on new sources and methodologies to shift the focus of historical interest to the experiences of ordinary ... More
The Oxford Classical Dictionary

The Oxford Classical Dictionary (4 ed.)   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Classical studies, History
Length:
2.17 million words
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‘magnificent’, Boris Johnson, Daily Telegraph ‘scrupulously sourced intellectual meat of a texture that Socrates himself would savour’, Sunday ... More
The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Archaeology, History
Length:
1.99 million words
Illustration(s):
685
A joint effort between Oxford University Press and the renowned American Schools of Oriental Research (ASOR), this comprehensive work analyzes the archaeological and linguistic data that ... More
Dictionary of African Biography

Dictionary of African Biography   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
2.21 million words
Illustration(s):
224
From the pharaohs to Frantz Fanon, Dictionary of African Biography provides a comprehensive overview of the lives of the men and women who shaped Africa’s history. Unprecedented in scale, ... More
A Dictionary of English Manuscript Terminology 1450–2000

A Dictionary of English Manuscript Terminology 1450–2000   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Literature, History
Length:
136,941 words
‘affords many pleasures to the curious... an intellectual inventory. ’ – Andrew Zurcher, Times Literary Supplement This is the first Dictionary of English Manuscript ... More
The Oxford Companion to the Book

The Oxford Companion to the Book   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Social sciences
Length:
1.00 million words
Illustration(s):
184
‘Provides a global approach to the world of the book and is, in every way, a monumental achievement’ – CHOICE The Oxford Companion to the Book ... More
Encyclopedia of Africa

Encyclopedia of Africa   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Social sciences, Regional and Area Studies, History, Regional and National History
Length:
919,423 words
Illustration(s):
191
The Encyclopedia of Africa presents the most up-to-date and thorough reference in world history, politics, and culture on this region of ever-growing importance. Its core is comprised of ... More
The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages

The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
Length:
1.32 million words
Illustration(s):
567
The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages is an essential new reference work covering all key aspects of European history, society, and culture from 500 to 1500 A.D., as well ... More
The Oxford Encyclopedia of African Thought

The Oxford Encyclopedia of African Thought   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Regional and National History, Philosophy
Length:
580,433 words
Illustration(s):
38
From St. Augustine and early Ethiopian philosophers to the anticolonialist movements of Pan Africanism and Negritude, The Oxford Encyclopedia of African Thought offers a comprehensive view ... More
The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Classical studies, History
Length:
1.81 million words
Illustration(s):
396
The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome offers a comprehensive overview of the major cultures of the classical Mediterranean world—Greek, Hellenistic, and ... More
The Oxford Encyclopedia of Medieval Warfare and Military Technology

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Medieval Warfare and Military Technology   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Military History, Social sciences, Warfare and Defence
Length:
1.02 million words
Illustration(s):
184
From the Viking invasions to the Crusades to the Hundred Years’ War, wars were crucial agents of change in medieval Europe. The Oxford Encyclopedia of Medieval Warfare and Military ... More
The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Archaeology

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Archaeology (2 ed.)   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Archaeology, History
Length:
349,331 words
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10
‘an essential reference tool for any archaeologist’ - Professor Mick Aston With over 4,000 entries covering the essential vocabulary for everyday archaeological work ... More
Encyclopedia of African American History 1896 to the Present

Encyclopedia of African American History 1896 to the Present   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
1.80 million words
Illustration(s):
410
This remarkable work traces the transition from the Reconstruction Era to the age of Jim Crow, the Harlem Renaissance, the Civil Rights Movement, and the ascendant influence of African ... More
Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619–1895: From the Colonial Period to the Age of Frederick Douglass

Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619–1895: From the Colonial Period to the Age of Frederick Douglass   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
1.11 million words
Illustration(s):
287
It is impossible to understand America without understanding the history of African Americans. In nearly seven hundred entries, the Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619-1895 ... More
The Oxford Companion to Local and Family History

The Oxford Companion to Local and Family History (2 ed.)   Quick reference

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, Local and Family History
Length:
457,387 words
‘substantial and invaluable’ TLS The Oxford Companion to Family and Local History is the most comprehensive and authoritative guide available to all things ... More
The Kings and Queens of Britain

The Kings and Queens of Britain (2 rev. ed.)   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
129,840 words
Illustration(s):
44
This authoritative and accessible guide to the British monarchy spans the Romano-British rulers of 55 BC to the present day House of Windsor. Generously illustrated with maps, photos, ... More
The Oxford Companion to Australian Military History

The Oxford Companion to Australian Military History (2 ed.)   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, Military History, Social sciences, Warfare and Defence
Length:
551,056 words
Illustration(s):
45
'War has been one of the defining forces in Australian history ... Participation in war, whether actively in the armed forces or on the home front, or in opposition to a particular war, ... More
An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, modern history (1700 to 1945), Literature
Length:
547,072 words
“An outstanding work of reference” – THES For the first time in this innovative reference book the Romantic Age is surveyed across all aspects of British ... More
The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History

The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Law, History
Length:
2.26 million words
Illustration(s):
358
The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History, edited by Stanley N. Katz, is the first encyclopedia of law to provide both historical and contemporary comparisons of the world ... More
Encyclopedia of the Dead Sea Scrolls

Encyclopedia of the Dead Sea Scrolls   Reference library

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2008
When Bedouin shepherds discovered the first of the Dead Sea Scrolls in 1947, one of the most fascinating mysteries of ancient history was exposed. Embedded in the 850 manuscripts ... More
Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World

Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2008
Subject:
History, Contemporary History (post 1945)
Length:
2.98 million words
Illustration(s):
664
Through its fluent global coverage, The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World provides information about major world developments from 1750 to the present, with close attention to ... More
The Oxford Encyclopedia Women in World History

The Oxford Encyclopedia Women in World History   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2008
Subject:
History
Length:
1.92 million words
Illustration(s):
441
The Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History, edited by Bonnie G. Smith, captures the experiences of women throughout history in a far-reaching, four-volume work. ... More
The Oxford Companion to Irish History

The Oxford Companion to Irish History (2 ed.)   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2007
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
504,982 words
Illustration(s):
2
‘a serious reference work which, unusually, is also a rewarding read for the casual browser...[a] good Companion to student, historian or lay reader alike’ - Neil Johnston, ... More
The Oxford Companion to Scottish History

The Oxford Companion to Scottish History   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2007
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
553,128 words
Illustration(s):
1
‘exemplary and wonderfully readable’ - Financial Times Over 500,000 words in length, and written by more than 70 distinguished contributors, the Oxford ... More
The Oxford Companion to World Exploration

The Oxford Companion to World Exploration   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2007
Subject:
History
Length:
595,603 words
Illustration(s):
228
2007 Booklist Editor's Choice 2008 ALA/RUSA Outstanding Reference Source From Antarctica to the North Pole, The Oxford Companion to World Exploration offers information ... More
The Oxford Dictionary of the Classical World

The Oxford Dictionary of the Classical World   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2007
Subject:
Classical studies, History
Length:
656,057 words
Illustration(s):
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“I would recommend this book to any school library or those with a general interest in the Classics”, Journal of Classics Teaching Spanning almost one ... More
The Oxford Encyclopedia of Maritime History

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Maritime History   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2007
Subject:
History, Military History
Length:
1.91 million words
Illustration(s):
320
2008 Dartmouth Medal Winner 2008 ALA/RUSA Outstanding Reference Source The Encyclopedia covers the entire history of seafaring, from ancient Egyptian shipbuilders to ... More
The Oxford Companion to Ships and the Sea

The Oxford Companion to Ships and the Sea (2 ed.)   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2007
Subject:
History, Social sciences
Length:
430,105 words
Illustration(s):
243
‘Neatly illustrated and meticulously researched... a reference work of uniformly high academic quality’ - Times Literary Supplement The most comprehensive ... More

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